Single Microcomputer Control of Simultaneously Active Stepper Motors
Original Publication Date: 1982-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
There exists a class of machines (such as wheel printers and industrial robots) that accomplish their function by simultaneously activating stepper motors to produce the choreographed motion of separate mechanisms. Disclosed is a system whereby multiple stepper motors may be sequenced concurrently using a single microprocessor with a single timer.